It comes a little earlier than people were expecting, but thanks to some leaked images which appeared on Twitter, Lufthansa’s new livery can now be revealed.
The scheme retains the same royal blue colour for the titles and tail, with the same font used for the airline name.
The logo is also very similar, featuring a crane flying inside a circle.
However, now the circle and crane are silver instead of yellow.
The fuselage remains white (or silvery – it’s hard to tell at the moment), however the blue of the tail now extends down and underneath the rear of the fuselage.
It seems the new livery has been named Lufthansa Blue, with the hashtage #LufthansaBlue, and the following teaser video released.
— Lufthansa News (@lufthansaNews) February 1, 2018
Lufthansa has 330 aircraft to repaint across its mainline and Regional fleets, so it’s going to take some time for the livery to be rolled out across the board. However, the first to wear it will be a Boeing 737-830 which has been painted in Malta, plus the next Airbus A350 delivery will also feature the new scheme.
The airline expects around 40 aircraft to be wearing the new Lufthansa livery by the end of 2018.
My first impression is that it is very smart and current, but I – like many others who have commented – are lamenting the loss of any yellow in the scheme.
What do you think of the new Lufthansa livery? Leave a comment below.
We’ll hopefully include a real photograph of the new scheme in our next New Liveries post.
Here’s the first photo of the first aircraft to wear the scheme, Boeing 747-830 D-ABYA, by Dirk Grothe.